AI In Biotechnology India Korea Joint Call For Proposals 2020
India Korea Joint AI In Biotechnology Call For Proposals 2020. India-Korea Joint Network Centre, Call for proposals 2020. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below.
This Call Expires In :
DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY,
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND ICT,
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
INDIA-KOREA JOINT PROGRAMME OF COOPERATION
IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
India-Korea Joint Network Centre
Call for proposals
Proposals to be submitted by 6:00 pm (local time) on May 29, 2020
This Call for Proposals is to enable Indian and Korean scientists from academia and
laboratories to carry out joint research activity by leveraging already existing infrastructure and funding available with the partners at both sides through a linkage established by a Joint Network Centre (JNC). Joint Network Centre aims to encourage joint project implementation on focal areas of thematic and knowledge research through networking thus, paving the way to sustainable interactions by promoting excellence and developing long term relationship based on the synergy of activities. Network Centre may also provide opportunities for integrating research with education.
2. Potential Area of Cooperation
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) of the Republic of Korea invite Indian and Korean research groups to submit proposals for Joint Network Centre in the following area:
Artificial Intelligence utilization in the field of Biotechnology
3. Activities of the JNC
When the focal coordinator draws up the proposal of JNC, the below details may be
– Exchange of Researchers, Research students and Post-Doctoral scholars
– Joint Seminar/Workshop/ Hands-on training School (one in each country per year)
– Joint Research
When the focal coordinator draws up the proposal of JNC, the below details may be
targeted to be delivered as outcomes.
– Publish joint papers
– Develop Prototype / Processes
– Promoting pre-commercial R & D activities
3. Eligibility Requirements
(i) One focal lead coordinator each from India and Korea.
(ii) Minimum of two Indian and two Korean separate institutional node partners, except the focal point institute (3+3 partnership mode). However, there can be more than two node partners on each side as well.
(iii) The Focal Coordinator and node partners should either be scientists, researchers, or faculty members employed by government-recognized universities, academic institutes or national research and development laboratories or institutes.
(iv) If interested, Industries can also participate with their own funding, but they will not be counted as either the focal coordinators or node partners.
(v) All partners to have an intellectual and financial stake in the Joint Centre activities.
(vi) Proof of existing funding support available towards infrastructure and equipment has to be provided with the proposal.
☞ For both Korean and Indian sides, intellectual property and financial issues should comply with domestic regulations.
4. Programme Requirements
- The Focal Coordinators are responsible for submitting annual scientific and financial reports in order to ensure continued funding.
- Focal Coordinators are also responsible for the technical and administrative
coordination of Network Centre.
- Neither Focal Coordinator / Node Partner should be retired or planning to retire during the proposed duration of the Proposal.
☞ For both Korean and Indian sides, the project should be carried out in accordance with respective domestic regulations.
5. Kind of support available for Joint Project:
Only one Network Centre per research area will be selected for funding. Each selected Joint Network Centre will be funded for a period of up to three years. However, both sides must pass the annual evaluation in each country for the continuation of funding. Expenditure by JNC in their country would be borne by the respective country, i.e., DBT would support expenditure on the Indian side of the JNC whereas MSIT would meet the expenditure of the Korean side.
On the Korean side, MSIT’s tentative funding amount for each Network Centre would be approximately 60,000,000 won per year.
On the Indian side, DBT will provide funding support to Focal Coordinating Indian Institute. Funds to other Indian nodes of the JNC would be provided through the Focal Indian Institute of the JNC. From DBT following financial support can be provided to each JNC:
- Research Manpower: Maximum One JRF / SRF/ Research Associate for each node. In addition, one suitable manpower can be provided to the Focal coordinator for coordination of the activities.
- Research Expenses: Upto Rs. 5 lakh to each Indian node towards consumables.
- Joint Workshop & Training School: Financial support for organizing one joint workshop cum hands-on training school each in India and Korea with the participation of 15 -20 students of host country every year may be provided to the Focal coordinator of the JNC.
- Support for Exchange visit component: Two visits from each side each year for each node of the JNC can be funded. The sending side will provide round-trip economy-class airfare to the relevant entry city of the host country as well as medical insurance. The receiving side will provide accommodation and living expenses, i.e., transportation including pick-up service to and from the airport, food, etc.
- Institutional Overhead: Institutional Overhead and contingency support will be determined in accordance with specific norms of DBT.
- Participating Indian institutions are responsible for expenses regarding equipment.
☞ All expenditures must be agreed upon by both parties in the available budget. Since the budget regulations of the two sides are different, consultations must be made within their respective rules.
6. Proposal Submission
Korean and Indian Focal Coordinator shall write a common application to be submitted to both DBT and NRF. The common application must be written in English. It will be responsibility of the Focal coordinator to collect technical and financial details from each associated nodes while writing the proposal.
The Indian applicants for funding can download the proposal formats from website
http://www.dbtindia.gov.in and should submit completed application form and all relevant information through E-ProMIS portal of the DBT. Proposals must be submitted to DBT through the e-application system provided at http://www.dbtindia.gov.in. Indian Applicants are also requested to send three hard copies to DBT (Dr. Garima Gupta, Scientist E, DBT) by May 29, 2020 18:00 through proper channel. Proposals not submitted through e-ProMIS portal or hard copy by due date will not be considered. DBT will not be liable for any postal delay.
☞ All proposals must be submitted by the deadline, taking into account the time difference between the two countries.
It should be ensured that application with an identical title has been submitted by the Korean Focal Coordinator to NRF by due date/time.
For Korean applicants, a separate application form written in Korean is also required. Please refer to ‘call for proposals’ for instructions on completing the Korean language proposal (Korean side only).
7. Assessment of applications
All applications received by the notified deadline will undergo a peer-review process of evaluation and then referred to an independent advisory panel for consideration and ranking. Applications must attain a positive rating to be considered eligible for funding. Joint selection of successful application by DBT and NRF will be discussed by the respective nodal agencies. Decisions made by the India-ROK Joint S&T Committee will be final. The following criteria will be taken into consideration for selection of proposals:
- Scientific merit / Scientific excellence of the proposal
- Synergy / Complementarity aspects between the collaborating nodes
- Mutual advancement of research through the transfer of knowledge and expertise
- The ability of the teams to successfully complete the project
- Expected research outputs
- Perceived advantage(s) for both Indian and Korean sides
- Participation of Industry and potential towards applied research and product development.
8. Time schedule
The time schedule of 2020 JNC program is as follows:
- From March 25 to May 29 2020: Announcement of the call and submission
- By the early June 2020: Exchange the submission list
- By the early August 2020: Evaluation
- By the mid-September 2020: Discussion/Final decision for selection
- By the end of September: Contract/Financial support at each side
- 1st October 2020: Commencement of the research projects
9. Contact Information
Dr. Garima Gupta
Scientist ‘E’, HRD Division,
Department of Biotechnology,
510, 5th Floor, Block 2, CGO
Complex, New Delhi-110003
Email: [email protected]
Asia Cooperation Team
Center for International Affairs
National Research Foundation
of Korea Tel : +82-2-3460-5676
E-mail: [email protected]
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